The hand of William whiteley
The Hand of William Whiteley, Plate IV, one of England's great businessmen, called 'the Universal Provider' because his store was said to be able to supply anything from a 'needle to battleship,' is a good example of 'the business hand.'
It is the square type with fairly long fingers and a very' level-headed' looking headline, closely joined to the line of life. There was nothing rash or impulsive in William Whiteley's 'make-up.' He was noted for his caution, but at the same time he was always ready for any emergency.